February 17, 2020

2015 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.40, TA 0.63, 398 cases, $55. Released August 15, 2017. Old Wente and 76 clones. The Old Wente grapes come from one of the oldest, coldest and windiest sections of Durell Vineyard. Clone 76 comes from the rocky flatland on the northeastern side of the vineyard. 100% malolactic conversion. Barrel fermented and aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Breezy aromas of nut oil, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and apple. Ripe flavors of pineapple and tropical fruits with a touch of caramel and pistachio. A hedonistic style, yet possessing lifted acidity that leads to a bright, spicy conclusion. Score: 95. Reviewed January 6, 2018

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Chardonnay: No Wonder that it is the Most Popular White Varietal